Hiroshige: Views of Japan

Andō Hiroshige, Mouth of the Naka River from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, 185658, woodblock print. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fowler Merle-Smith, 1991
Wed, 07/20/2016 - Sun, 10/23/2016
Decorative Arts Corridor

Depicted with attention to time of day, weather, and season, Andō Hiroshige's (17971858) landscapes demonstrate sensitivity to the beauty of Japan’s natural topography, as well as to the human influence on it. On view are woodblock prints from his celebrated series The Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road, along with impressions from Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji and One Hundred Famous Views of Edo. These prints, a small selection of more than fourteen hundred Japanese prints in the Museum’s collection, are hung adjacent to the 191215 library designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, referencing the influence of Japanese aesthetics on Western art of the early twentieth century and the particular importance of Hiroshige’s sense of space and composition to Frank Lloyd Wright.


Yokkaichi, from the series The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido Road, 183334, woodblock print. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fowler Merle-Smith, 1991

 


 
Above left: The Intertwined Catalpa Trees at Azuma Grove, from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, 185658, woodblock print. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fowler Merle-Smith, 1991
 

Above right: Celebration of the Cock Festival in the Ricefields near Asakusa, from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, 185658, woodblock print.Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fowler Merle-Smith, 1991